For generations the Ahn, Voyan, and Humans have thrived living side by side. The ambitious Ahn need solitude. The communal Voyan thought share and hear the voices of the sacred dead around them. Now Humans are becoming more like the Ahn, and the Voyan are struggling. Teagan is a single Voyan mother and wet nurse. She lost the ability to thought share. Though she spends hours walking in the desert searching for the voices she once heard, she embraces her new found intellectual focus and is drawn into the Human world of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Teagan plans to go into hiding to avoid being forced back to a Voyan community where her daughter would be an outcast. However she meets Josh, a generous and handsome man who understands her better than anyone. They fall in love, and Josh takes an active role in parenting Teagan's daughter. Teagan discovers that her behavior is more Human than Voyan because she has been unknowingly medicated. She is part of a secret and manipulative eugenics program matching her and Josh. Both Josh and Teagan are hurt, but they still trust each other. Once off the medication, Teagan loses her focus, and her dream of helping her people through research slips away. Teagan is kidnapped by the Voyan and put into a lucid trance for months. During this time she feels the desperation of her people. But Teagan hears the call of the Kokopelli's flute. She knows she is called for a purpose, and she escapes back to Human society. At this point, though, Teagan can no longer speak verbally. She asks the Ahn to continue providing her the medication so she can live as a Human and stay with her daughter and Josh. She knows she is called to help her people.
When he traded a bottle of tequila for a girl, he didn't expect to fall in love with her. Unfortunately, she has a mechanical problem. Finding out about her problem as he is being arrested by the military police, K-bar learns that they think he's an alien. Since Melody can't register on anything mechanical, they think that she's one too. While K-bar and Melody are helping a real alien, the United States falls under crisis. A presidential scandal incites an international incident. When K-bar returns to Earth, everything is in chaos. Something has to be. Using a bit of magic and a bit of technology, K-bar comes up with a plan. To initiate his plan, K-bar has to become the President of the United States. He also has to battle a cyborg bounty hunter, stop an assassination, destroy the government, uncover a conspiracy, and completely end taxation.
Obsidian is an unconventional assassin in the 21st century. Living a life of obscurity, she must find the balance between being a gifted murderer and holding on to the man of her dreams. When her child is born, she is suddenly swept into an underworld of elusive beings known as the Shadows, where a beautiful stranger makes promises of grandeur for her and her son.
Hours From A Convent is a book of hours from the perspective of a young nun. Hidden away in a convent, she practices the vows of poverty, chastity, enclosure, and obedience. Her love draws her day by day from a life of duty to one of passionate understanding. Her life of prayer draws her deeper in pursuit of the extraordinary life. Dedicated to the calling, the young nun pours out her measureless praise... Emily Isaacson's postmodern poetry, in search of art and its inspiration, is conformed to obedience to the gift. Both disciplined and profound, it measures light in form and verse, while pouring out the fine oil of the prophetic.
When James Cooper, the fighter pilot with whom she had an affair 15 years earlier, takes a job with the U.S. space program in the 1960s, along with her husband, a German rocket scientist, Maria finds her peaceful life shattered by a discovery James makes about the rocket engines and the scientists developing them.
An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! It has been six years since the end of the Covenant War...and yet on the planet Carrow, a world on the edge of the Joint Occupation Zone, a decisive new battle suddenly erupts. Human colonists and the alien Sangheili have already been living a tension-filled co-existence in this place, with Unified Earth Government envoy Melody Azikiwe attempting to broker a lasting peace between their two species. But as civil war now engulfs the Sangheili settlers, Melody must act on an additional covert assignment courtesy of the Office of Naval Intelligence: find a way to free the SPARTAN-IIs known as Gray Team, held in stasis since the end of the war by a cunning Elite fleetmaster consumed with vengeance. And none can anticipate the ongoing violence leading to the discovery of an even greater, unstoppable threat—one hidden for eons below the surface of the planet....
As captain of the dance team for the NHL’s Las Vegas Sinners, it’s Miranda Evans’ job to make sure a quality product goes on the ice between periods whether it’s choreographed numbers or short scrimmages, but she’s not blind. Her squad gets eye rolls and applause in equal measure. The chance to start a community intramural hockey league is her shot at legitimizing the Lady Sinners, but there’s a catch. To maximize good press, Miranda has to work with a retired Sinner who’s shut himself off from everyone in the organization. He’s stubborn, broken, and unwilling to say the least, but in unguarded moments she can see the man underneath, and he might just be worth fighting for. Ben Collier’s NHL career came to a crashing halt a little over a year ago when a monster hit paralyzed him from the waist down. Feeling is coming back at a mind-numbingly slow pace. He’s attacking rehab to the point of obsession. All he wants is to be left alone to focus on his three goals: walk, skate, play hockey. He absolutely doesn’t need the distraction of the beautiful cheerleader who won’t give him a moment’s peace, but her optimism rubs off when he’s not looking. Despite himself, the glass is starting to look half full for the first time since his injury. And that’s terrifying. To love something means to accept the risk of losing it, and he’s not sure he can do that again.
“A landmark work of lesbian fiction.” —The New York Times Jane Rule’s first novel—now a classic of gay and lesbian literature—established her as a foremost writer of the vagaries and yearnings of the female heart Against the backdrop of Reno, Nevada, in the late 1950s, award-winning author Jane Rule chronicles a love affair between two women. When Desert of the Heart opens, Evelyn Hall is on a plane that will take her from her old life in Oakland, California, to Reno, where she plans to divorce her husband of sixteen years. A voluntary exile in a brave new world, she meets a woman who will change her life. Fifteen years younger, Ann Childs works as a change apron in a casino. Evelyn is instantly drawn to the fiercely independent Ann, and their friendship soon evolves into a romantic relationship. An English professor who had always led a conventional life, Evelyn suddenly finds all her beliefs about love, morality, and identity called into question. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, this is a novel that dares to ask whether love between two women can last.